Planned Giving

Leave a Legacy

There are many ways you can support the chorus. As an Illinois not-for-profit corporation which is federally tax-exempt under IRS 501(c)(3), we will gladly accept your cash donations. In addition to cash donations, we would like you to consider including the Chorus in your long term charitable giving and estate plans. Planning your estate and legacy for future generations takes careful evaluation. Discussing your charitable intentions with us can assist you in making decisions that may be difficult to do alone. We can also give you information about planned giving techniques that will include CGMC.

Some basic estate strategies you might consider include a bequest to CGMC in your will or naming the Chorus as a beneficiary in your life insurance policy, your IRA or your 401k retirement plan. We can also provide you with information about more advanced strategies involving investments and real estate. With this information we will help you work with your attorney and tax professional to implement your wishes.

Act now to take the steps that you need to in order to be a good steward of the resources you intend to leave behind. You can contact our executive director at jenniferwright@cgmc.org for a confidential discussion regarding your options and wishes.

Disclaimer
Neither the author, the publisher, nor Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus is engaged in legal or tax advisory service on this site. For advice or assistance in specific cases or whether to make certain a contemplated gift fits well into your overall circumstances and planning, the services of an attorney or other professional advisor should be obtained.

The purpose of this website is to provide general gift, estate, and financial planning information. Watch for tax revisions. State laws govern wills, trusts, and charitable gifts made in a contractual agreement. Advice from legal counsel should be sought when considering these types of gifts.

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